any of a number of crested parrots (esp. genus Cacatua) of Australia and the East Indies, usually with predominantly white plumage, often tinged with yellow or pink
Origin of cockatooDutch kaketoe from Malay kakatua; probably echoic in origin, originally , but from uncertain or unknown; perhaps kakak, brother, sister + tua, old; spelling, spelled influenced, influence by cock
Any of various parrots of the family Cacatuidae of Australia and adjacent areas, characterized by a long erectile crest.
Origin of cockatooDutch kaketoe from Malay kakatua
From Malay burung kakaktua.